HLG week in review 3.1

New Jersey may be on the verge of legalization; Hemp updates in Iowa and Indiana; Vote on WHO cannabis recommendations is delayed

This Week in Review

Murphy, Sweeney, Coughlin reach deal on marijuana legalization

Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders have reached a broad agreement on a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey, according to four sources familiar with the negotiations. Read more

Walmart Lawsuit Ends in Another Win for Workers’ Rights to Medical Marijuana

A former Arizona Walmart employee and card-holding medical marijuana patient who was fired after testing positive for cannabis has won a wrongful termination suit in federal court. Read more

First hemp store in the metro opens for business [VIDEO]

The state of Iowa has seen a massive boom in hemp and CBD stores. The most recent draft of the Farm Bill made hemp legal at the federal level. Read more and watch

Ontario delivers yet another cannabis decision that hurts retailers and helps illegal dealers

Recently, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) stated legal cannabis shops in the province will be prohibited from offering online retail options to consumers. Read more

'A Watershed Year': Why Cannabis Policies Matter More Than Ever For 2020 Presidential Hopefuls

Keith Stroup, the founder of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and the organization's legal counsel, is one who understands the gravity of cannabis’ impact on the 2020 presidential election. Read more

Bill to grow hemp in Indiana passes Senate with Gov. Holcomb's support

Hemp, marijuana's non-psychedelic cousin, has a new cheerleader in Indiana: Gov. Eric Holcomb. Last year, the governor doubted the state's readiness to regulate the hemp industry. But this year, he is behind a push in the legislature to get hemp growing in Indiana's fields, telling IndyStar he is "supportive of efforts to establish a hemp program." Read more

UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs delays vote on WHO cannabis recommendations

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will not vote on the World Health Organization’s cannabis recommendations at its March session in Vienna. Read more